Notes for editors

30 November 2010

Photolysis of sulphuric acid as the source of sulphur oxides in the mesosphere of Venus, by Xi Zhang, Mao-Chang Liang, Franck Montmessin, Jean-Loup Bertaux, Christopher Parkinson and Yuk L. Yung, is published in Nature Geoscience today.

Venus Express’s instrument SPICAV stands for Spectroscopy for Investigation of Characteristics of the Atmosphere of Venus.

For more information:

Markus Bauer
ESA Science and Robotic Exploration Communication Officer
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Email: markus.bauer@esa.int

Håkan Svedhem
ESA Project Scientist Venus Express
Email: H.Svedhem@esa.int

Jean-Loup Bertaux, SPICAV Principal Investigator
LATMOS, Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin, France,
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Email: jean-loup.bertaux@latmos.ipsl.fr

Colin F. Wilson
Oxford University, UK
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Email: wilson@atm.ox.ac.uk

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